Fried returns to lead Braves to 5-3 win over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) The Atlanta Braves wriggled out of one jam after the next with a series of spectacular plays.

Nick Markakis had the best of the bunch in the game's biggest moment.

Markakis made a diving catch with the bases loaded to rob Wilmer Flores and end the eighth inning, helping the Braves hold off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday.

''I was on Ender (Inciarte) and all of a sudden I saw Nicky dive and make that play,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''It saved the game for us.''

Atlanta's pitchers were in tight spots all day in the desert, starting with Max Fried's bases-loaded jam in the first inning.

Fried gave up Adam Jones' two-run homer in Arizona's three-run fourth inning, but the rest of the Braves' pitchers limited the damage of Arizona's 14 hits with a huge boost from their defense.

The tightest spot came with a one-run lead in the eighth inning, when the Diamondbacks loaded the bases with one out against Sean Holcomb.

He struck out Christian Walker and Dan Winkler got Flores to hit a diving ball to right field. The ball appeared as if it would fall, likely scoring two runs, but Markakis, a three-time Gold Glover, dove forward to make the grab.

''I don't know if I'm expecting them, but not surprised when they happen,'' Fried said of the spectacular defensive plays.

Fried (5-2) was hit on the left hand by a liner and had to leave in the second inning Tuesday against the Dodgers. The left-hander did not miss his turn in the rotation and allowed three runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts.

Joahan Camargo and Tyler Flowers each had two RBIs, and Luke Jackson allowed two hits in two innings for his fourth save.

Atlanta has won consecutive series in Arizona for the first time since 2003-04 after holding the Diamondbacks to 1 for 9 with runners scoring position.

Jones reached 900 career RBIs with his homer for the Diamondbacks, who stranded 11 runners to lose for the sixth time in eight games.

''We kept striking back and giving ourselves a chance to stay in this game,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. ''Had some timely hitting, some good things were happening, but we just couldn't get that big hit at the right time, with runners in scoring position to really cash in.''

Arizona's Zack Godley (1-3) was bumped to the bullpen after allowing at least four runs in four of his first six starts. His return to the rotation was more like a relief appearance.

Godley gave up three hits in the second inning, including Inciarte's RBI bloop single to left, and fellow starting pitcher Zack Greinke pinch-hit for him in the bottom half.

''I felt good, I threw pitches where I wanted to,'' said Godley, who expected to stay in the game longer. ''I threw the ball where I wanted to.''

Greinke, one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball, lined a single up the middle, but was stranded after left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. made a leaping grab on Jones' hard-hit ball in the gap. Greinke is 2-for-4 in his career as a pinch hitter.

Camargo drove in two with a single and Flowers added a run-scoring single off Jon Duplantier in the third inning to put Atlanta up 4-0. The runs allowed were the first in five big league appearances by Duplantier this season.

GAUSMAN DROPS APPEAL

Gausman made two starts after being suspended by MLB, including a 6-4 win over Arizona Saturday night. He would be eligible to return to Atlanta's rotation on Saturday, giving him an extra day's rest.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: 1B Freddie Freeman was a late scratch with a head cold and was replaced by Charlie Culberson, who went 3 for 4. ... Acuna was hit on the left wrist by a pitch from Duplantier in the third inning, but stayed in the game after being checked out by a trainer.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (0-2, 5.94 ERA) has allowed 11 earned runs in 16 2/3 innings heading into Tuesday's start against St. Louis.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (2-1, 3.30) needs six strikeouts against Pittsburgh on Monday to reach 800 for his career. He would be the second-fastest left-hander in games played (125) to reach the milestone, behind Frank Tanana (120).

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  • W: M. Fried (5-2)L: Z. Godley (1-3)S: L. Jackson (4)
  • HR: ARI - A. Jones (8)
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O. Albies 2B40000016.269.316.451.767-0.5
J. Camargo 3B42220001.241.298.379.6776.0
C. Culberson 1B41300010.429.414.7141.1283.5
T. Flowers C40220002.276.329.447.7776.0
E. Inciarte CF40110001.218.295.323.6182.0
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  • a-singled for Webb in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Winkler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Jones RF51321011.272.337.503.8419.5
K. Marte CF-2B50300012.263.326.506.8322.5
E. Escobar 3B50100013.278.355.497.8510.5
D. Peralta LF40100122.321.361.542.9031.0
C. Walker 1B50100038.286.363.550.913-0.5
W. Flores 2B40000007.282.325.393.7190.0
Y. Lopez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS41200010.255.301.416.7173.5
C. Kelly C40210011.246.316.449.7652.5
Z. Godley P0000-000.273.333.273.000-
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J. Dyson CF10000001.274.380.417.7970.0
  • a-singled for Godley in the 4th
BATTING
  • 3B - N. Markakis, T. Flowers (2)
  • RBI - J. Camargo 2 (13), T. Flowers 2 (6), E. Inciarte (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Camargo 2 (5), T. Flowers (4), E. Inciarte (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Albies 3 (3), J. Camargo, M. Fried, J. Donaldson
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (11), N. Ahmed (13)
  • HR - A. Jones (8)
  • RBI - A. Jones 2 (23), C. Kelly (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, K. Marte 2 (2), W. Flores 7 (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Swanson-Albies-Culberson; Swanson-Culberson)
  • E - C. Culberson
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Jones
  • DP - (Escobar-Flores-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 5-2)5.09331713.251.2012.5
J. Webb (H, 2)1.01000101.801.102.5
S. Newcomb (H, 2)0.22000103.181.71-1.5
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.10000001.500.830.0
L. Jackson (S, 4)2.02000202.251.2012.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 5-2)5.0
J. Webb (H, 2)1.0
S. Newcomb (H, 2)0.2
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.1
L. Jackson (S, 4)2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (L, 1-3)2.04110207.321.74-3.0
J. Duplantier3.04331302.251.082.5
T. McFarland2.24110103.861.291.5
Y. Lopez1.10000101.080.903.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (L, 1-3)2.0
J. Duplantier3.0
T. McFarland2.2
Y. Lopez1.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 95-62, J. Webb 20-13, S. Newcomb 12-10, D. Winkler 6-5, L. Jackson 30-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 4-3, J. Webb 1-0, S. Newcomb 1-1, L. Jackson 3-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 24, J. Webb 3, S. Newcomb 5, D. Winkler, L. Jackson 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Duplantier (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 40-26, J. Duplantier 56-30, T. McFarland 39-24, Y. Lopez 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 2-1, J. Duplantier 2-3, T. McFarland 5-2, Y. Lopez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 9, J. Duplantier 14, T. McFarland 12, Y. Lopez 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Swanson SS50100023.268.333.486.8190.0
N. Markakis RF41100113.299.388.465.8544.5
O. Albies 2B40000016.269.316.451.767-0.5
J. Camargo 3B42220001.241.298.379.6776.0
C. Culberson 1B41300010.429.414.7141.1283.5
T. Flowers C40220002.276.329.447.7776.0
E. Inciarte CF40110001.218.295.323.6182.0
M. Fried P20000011.083.083.083.167-0.5
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  • a-singled for Webb in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Winkler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Jones RF51321011.272.337.503.8419.5
K. Marte CF-2B50300012.263.326.506.8322.5
E. Escobar 3B50100013.278.355.497.8510.5
D. Peralta LF40100122.321.361.542.9031.0
C. Walker 1B50100038.286.363.550.913-0.5
W. Flores 2B40000007.282.325.393.7190.0
Y. Lopez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
N. Ahmed SS41200010.255.301.416.7173.5
C. Kelly C40210011.246.316.449.7652.5
Z. Godley P0000-000.273.333.273.000-
a- Z. Greinke PH10100000.318.348.7731.1211.0
J. Duplantier P11000001.000.000.000.0001.0
T. McFarland P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Dyson CF10000001.274.380.417.7970.0
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  • a-singled for Godley in the 4th
BATTING
  • 3B - N. Markakis, T. Flowers (2)
  • RBI - J. Camargo 2 (13), T. Flowers 2 (6), E. Inciarte (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Camargo 2 (5), T. Flowers (4), E. Inciarte (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Albies 3 (3), J. Camargo, M. Fried, J. Donaldson
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (11), N. Ahmed (13)
  • HR - A. Jones (8)
  • RBI - A. Jones 2 (23), C. Kelly (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (10)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, K. Marte 2 (2), W. Flores 7 (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Swanson-Albies-Culberson; Swanson-Culberson)
  • E - C. Culberson
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Jones
  • DP - (Escobar-Flores-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 5-2)5.09331713.251.2012.5
J. Webb (H, 2)1.01000101.801.102.5
S. Newcomb (H, 2)0.22000103.181.71-1.5
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.10000001.500.830.0
L. Jackson (S, 4)2.02000202.251.2012.0
Total9.014331111---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 5-2)5.0
J. Webb (H, 2)1.0
S. Newcomb (H, 2)0.2
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.1
L. Jackson (S, 4)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley (L, 1-3)2.04110207.321.74-3.0
J. Duplantier3.04331302.251.082.5
T. McFarland2.24110103.861.291.5
Y. Lopez1.10000101.080.903.5
Total9.01255170---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley (L, 1-3)2.0
J. Duplantier3.0
T. McFarland2.2
Y. Lopez1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 95-62, J. Webb 20-13, S. Newcomb 12-10, D. Winkler 6-5, L. Jackson 30-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 4-3, J. Webb 1-0, S. Newcomb 1-1, L. Jackson 3-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 24, J. Webb 3, S. Newcomb 5, D. Winkler, L. Jackson 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Duplantier (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 40-26, J. Duplantier 56-30, T. McFarland 39-24, Y. Lopez 14-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 2-1, J. Duplantier 2-3, T. McFarland 5-2, Y. Lopez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 9, J. Duplantier 14, T. McFarland 12, Y. Lopez 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Flowers tripled to right, Culberson scored53
  • 4TH INNING
    Jones homered to left, Duplantier scored43
    Kelly singled to shallow right center, Ahmed scored41
  • 3RD INNING
    Flowers singled to shallow right, Camargo scored, Culberson to third, Flowers out at second40
    Camargo singled to right, Acuna and Markakis scored30
  • 2ND INNING
    Inciarte singled to shallow left, Camargo scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Y. Lopez Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Acuna lined out to left
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis lined out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Jackson Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Peralta struck out on foul tip
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. McFarland Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike swinging, Camargo grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Culberson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Culberson singled to shallow center
    • T. Flowers: Flowers tripled to right, Culberson scored
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded out to second
    • Josh Donaldson hit for Dan Winkler
    • Jarrod Dyson in center field
    • Yoan Lopez pitching
    • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luke Jackson pitching
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ahmed grounded out to third
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Kelly singled to right
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Foul, Dyson fouled out to third
    • A. Jones: Jones doubled to left center, Kelly to third
    • K. Marte: Marte grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Matt Joyce hit for Jacob Webb
    • M. Joyce: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Joyce reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Acuna singled to deep right, Joyce to second
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Swanson lined out to center
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis reached on fielder's choice to second, Joyce to third, Acuna out at second
    • O. Albies: Albies grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sean Newcomb pitching
    • A. Jones: Jones singled to left center
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte singled to right center, Jones to third
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Escobar flied out to right, Marte to second
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta reached on fielder's choice to shortstop
    • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Walker struck out on foul tip
    • Dan Winkler relieved Sean Newcomb
    • W. Flores: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Flores lined out to right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T.J. McFarland relieved Jon Duplantier
    • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Flowers grounded out to third
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Inciarte lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jacob Webb relieved Max Fried
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Kelly grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ahmed out at second
    • T. McFarland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McFarland struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Swanson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • O. Albies: Pickoff attempt, Albies flied out to left
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Camargo lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Escobar flied out to deep right
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Walker singled to center
    • W. Flores: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Flores lined out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Duplantier Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte grounded out to first
    • M. Fried: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Fried struck out looking
    • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Strike looking, Flores grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ahmed doubled to shallow center
    • C. Kelly: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kelly singled to shallow right center, Ahmed scored
    • J. Duplantier: Duplantier reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Kelly out at second
    • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones homered to left, Duplantier scored
    • K. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Jon Duplantier pitching
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Acuna hit by pitch
    • D. Swanson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Swanson flied out to deep center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked, Acuna to second
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Albies grounded out to first, Acuna to third, Markakis to second
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Camargo singled to right, Acuna and Markakis scored
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Culberson singled to center, Camargo to second
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Flowers singled to shallow right, Camargo scored, Culberson to third, Flowers out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte reached on an infield single to second
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Peralta singled to shallow right, Marte to third
    • C. Walker: Walker grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Peralta out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Camargo reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Culberson singled to center, Camargo to second
    • T. Flowers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Flowers grounded into double play third to second to first, Camargo to third, Culberson out at second
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Inciarte singled to shallow left, Camargo scored
    • M. Fried: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fried grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul on 1st baseman Culberson dropped ball error, Ball, Strike looking, Kelly struck out looking
    • Zack Greinke hit for Zack Godley
    • Z. Greinke: Foul, Ball, Greinke reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones flied out to deep left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Acuna flied out to deep left
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Markakis tripled to right center
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Marte singled to left
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar singled to center, Marte to third
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked, Escobar to second
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Flores reached on fielder's choice to third, Escobar out at third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)